If we could take a step back in time, we would realize that we had a very different idea of how we envisaged 2020 to be. Some thought that we would have flying cars, others thought that robots would be taking over. Some had the more realistic approach of it simply being a better year, whether in the personal, financial, or business sector.
It is no secret that the world has faced many crises ranging from narrowly avoiding a third world war, to droughts, to a devastating Australian fire, and everything in between; but I think I can fairly say that we did not envision ending up in the middle of a global pandemic, resulting in nation-wide lockdowns across the globe. For this we were not prepared.
However, despite the challenges that come with this learn-as-we-go experience, and with guidance from the past pandemics, such as the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, many are able to embrace the changes and start putting in place procedures that will ultimately assist with easing into the uncertain yet inevitable future.
Perhaps the theory of robots taking over may not seem so far-fetched if we consider how heavily we are starting to rely and depend on technology and geo-redundancy in order to keep our company doors (virtually) open and continue to provide top quality services, while simultaneously ensuring the safety of our employees. In fact, we as Boomerang SA have a number of success stories in this regard.
What is my point? Well it’s simple. Despite the looming economic crisis, and the challenges that we are facing as our world is turned upside down due to COVID-19, it is imperative that we, businesses and people in general, accept and embrace the inevitable changes and do all that we can do to play our parts both in society and in the business world. Not only do we want to save our economy, but we would also like to restore our faith in humanity as these unprecedented times hopefully bring unity among the nations. Together we can make a difference.
Stay home. Stay safe.